Cisco 3825

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May 26th, 2010

Hi All,

Where is the IOS/bin file for the 3825 stored?  I know if there is a compact flash card loaded it can be stored there.  Can it be placed anywhere else besides the compact flash?


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Reza Sharifi Wed, 05/26/2010 - 13:04


As far as I know there is no internal flash for 3800 and 3900 series.  So the only place that the IOS can be located is in the compact flash card.



Reza Sharifi Wed, 05/26/2010 - 13:20

no, unless the CF is corrupted or there is some thing wrong with it that would cause it to hide a file.

Leo Laohoo Wed, 05/26/2010 - 15:20

It can be stored in the CF or the USB.  Can you tell us why you are asking these questions?  Maybe we can provide further information.

towerclear Thu, 05/27/2010 - 12:56

i have 2 cisco 3825 i am managing.  one is local that i can directly administer the other i have a body that acts as my eyes and hands. I wanted to update the IOS but before doing that i wanted to compare the information on the compact flash cards.  that's when i noticed the discrepancy in the contents between the two compact flash cards notably not seeing the bin file name on the compact flash card of the 3825 that i cannot directly manage.

Leo Laohoo Thu, 05/27/2010 - 15:53

Can you elaborate further on the discrepancies?  I am suspecting that one probably contains files for Cisco SDM and the other doesn't.  Make sure the IOS have the same file size and you can also run MD5 checks.


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